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Heat Impacts Twin Cities Homeless

The heat wave is impacting Minnesota’s homeless population. Shelters across the Twin Cities are at full capacity with people looking to cool off.

07/16/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

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Minneapolis Apartment Fire Leaves 32 Homeless

It was just after 2 o’clock Friday morning when the shrill sound of smoke alarms pierced the overnight darkness.

03/09/2012

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Many Homeless People Turning To Cars For Shelter

On a cold winter night, Sandy Norton is reading herself to sleep. She’s wrapped in a blanket, in the front seat of her car. Norton is the face of the working poor.

02/23/2012

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Shave A Mullet? People Do ‘Whatever’ To Stop Homelessness

A new campaign hatched in Minneapolis is tapping into one of America’s most powerful demographics to help put an end to youth homelessness.

12/30/2011

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‘Project Homeless Connect’ Provides Help To Homeless

Hennepin County held its 12th annual Project Homeless Connect Monday. The event is a one stop shop for people who are either homeless or close to being homeless.

12/12/2011

Food Shelf

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Offer Food Shelves For Hungry

The latest survey found that more than 1,400 people are homeless in Anoka County, and nearly 600 are children in families. Even more startling is the increase in young adults ages 18 to 21 who are homeless.

12/07/2011

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Lincoln Place Offers Homes For Homeless Youths

On any given night in the Twin Cities, there are roughly 1,000 people who don’t have a place to sleep. If all of the homeless shelters are filled to capacity, only 30 percent of the need is met.

12/03/2011

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Homeless Man Who Died In Vacant Home Fire ID’d

Authorities have identified the homeless man who died Wednesday morning after starting a fire to keep warm in a vacant Minneapolis house.

12/02/2011

Three sisters from Plymouth, Minn., raised nearly $4,000 for the homeless by sleeping outside in a box in winter 2011. (credit: CBS)

Kids Sleep Outside To Raise Money For The Homeless

Carrie Sewald-Hester homeschools her kids during the day, but they’re also learning lessons at night.

11/14/2011

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Teens Sleep In Boxes For Homelessness Awareness

The chill of fall and freeze of winter is not the kind of weather you’d want to spend a lot of time outside in.

10/21/2011

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Homeless Population Up In Minn., Down In Wis.

A new government report says homelessness is up slightly in Minnesota and down in Wisconsin.

06/15/2011

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Making A Difference By Helping People Fill Their Homes

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to Ron Johnson who volunteers his time at a non-profit that helps people transition out of poverty and homelessness.

05/12/2011

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Thanks To Donations, Mpls Center For Homeless Stays Open

A North Minneapolis organization was able to serve its community Easter dinner today, thanks to WCCO-TV viewers.

04/22/2011

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Mpls Center For Homeless Now Needs A Helping Hand, Too

Fed up with violence in her neighborhood, Jariland Spence turned her former sewing shop into a center for people in need. Now, however, she’s hoping her non-profit, which relies on donations, can get a second chance, too, and just in time for Easter weekend.

04/14/2011

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